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16 November 2021

International Day for Tolerance

Message from UEA

Esperanto Por UN

Welcome to the web site for ‘Esperanto Por UN’, an Esperanto-language support organisation for the United Nations. Here you can find information on Esperanto and the United Nations. We work to support the United Nations and UNESCO, in partnership with the Universal Esperanto Association, an ECOSOC accredited organisation. We promote multilingualism in the UN and the use of the International Language Esperanto. We have teams of representatives in New York, Geneva, Vienna, and Paris, with additional collaborators across the world.
Important documents such as the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and similar seminal documents have appeared in Esperanto translation. Explore these and other documents in Esperanto translation.

WORLD FESTIVAL OF ESPERANTO 20 June – 20 September 2020: FINAL REPORT; the UN sends greetings to the World Festival of Esperanto

NEW! The Final Report on ‘the UN at 75: Dialogue and Understanding in a Changing World’. 

WORLD FESTIVAL OF ESPERANTO
20 June – 20 September 2020
Mr Hochschild leads the United Nations efforts around the 75th anniversary of the UN in 2020. He would have been a guest at the opening ceremony of the 105th Universal Congress of Esperanto, scheduled to take place in Montreal But cancelled because of the COVID-19. However, he agreed to send his greetings to the World Esperanto Festival which took the theme of the cancelled UK, namely “A 75-year-old UN: dialogue and understanding in a changing world”. According to the Under-Secretary-General, “Esperanto has always been more than just a language. It is an expression of global solidarity and a call to action for global understanding and citizenship. Now, more than ever, the UN needs the support of the global Esperanto-speaking community.” The greeting begins in Esperanto and continues in English. UEA provides subtitles in other languages.

UEA's messages to the UN and Unesco for the most recent Observance Days

24 october: United Nations Day: Message from UEA in English ~ en Esperanto
2 october: International Day of Non-Violence: Message from UEA in English ~ en Esperanto
30 september: International Translation Day: Message from UEA in English ~ en Esperanto

Latest updates and Newsletters about Esperanto, the UN and UNESCO

Our most recent Newsletter

Sep-Oct 2021
UNESCO greets World Esperanto Congress; Association emphasizes importance of indigenous languages; Esperanto youth organization speaks out on Youth Day; Language, Conflict and Security, and more.
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Our Newsletter for

Jul-Aug 2021
Multilingualism and the United Nations; World Esperanto congress; Youth for linguistic rights in a time of COVID; Esperanto association congratulates UN Secretary-General on re-election, and more.
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Explore previous Newsletters  in our archives.

The UNESCO Courier in Esperanto

The Universal Esperanto Association supports the ‘UNESCO Courier’, the official UNESCO magazine published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, in Esperanto. It appears four times a year in several languages and promotes the ideals of UNESCO. Latest issue (PDF download)

Who we are ~ what we do ~ what's happening now?

The current pandemic

An urgent message from the General Secretary of the United Nations about the pandemic: March 2020 ~ in Esperanto
COVID-19 fears should not be exploited to attack and exclude minorities,says UN expert ~ in several languages including Esperanto.
A study Group on Language and the United Nations. Upcoming interdisciplinary symposium on Language and Migration: Experience and Memory with Princeton University, April 19 and Saturday May 1, 2021.

About us and our aims

Who we are
We are an international group of Esperantists working to build stronger connections between the UN and the Esperanto movement. Help and support us!
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Our aims
Representing the interests of the Esperanto movement at the United Nations and its specialized bodies ~ introducing Esperanto into the UN’s activities ~ building support for the UN and UNESCO in the Esperanto movement ~ educating Esperantists about the structure and work of the UN.
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Recent publications

The UN publication about how children can fight against KOVIM-19 has appeared in Esperanto translation. Listen to the story in Esperanto
From Ideas to Action‘ – an illustrated book looking back over 70 years of the United Nations. Read more
A useful guide in Esperanto to the UN’s 17 goals for sustainable development (2015-2030) with a foreword by Humphrey Tonkin and an introduction by Rakoen Maertens ~ Published in collaboration with Universala Esperanto-Asocio 

Find out about the United Nations: an international organisation

A Call from the General Secretary of the UN to be part of  the Global Dialogue – Shaping the Future Together. Read more.
Foundation Document
The Charter of the United Nations established the UN and its mode of operation and was formulated and signed by representatives of 50 founding states in 1945. It has been translated into Esperanto.
The UN Charter in Esperanto
UN Documents in Esperanto
Several key documents from the UN and Unesco have been translated into Esperanto, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the 1954 Unesco resolution about Esperanto, and the UN Foundation Charter.
UN Documents in Esperanto
Sustainable Development Goals
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals aim to achieve a better and more sustainable future for everyone. They address the global challenges we currently face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. An Esperanto guide to the 17 goals has been published by Mondial and UEA
Downnload the Esperanto booklet
Pressure points for Esperanto
ECOSOC Office for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs); Conference of NGOs; UN Department of Public Information; Department of Conference Operations; Bodies with linguistic and cultural dimensions; Human Rights Council.
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Humphrey Tonkin, President of ‘Esperanto Por UN’, gives a brief overview of the relationship between Esperanto and the UN
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